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Cris Cyborg Finds Inspiration from Bruce Lee Ahead of Saturday's Return to Boxing Ring

Cris Cyborg Finds Inspiration from Bruce Lee Ahead of Saturday's Return to Boxing Ring

Cris Cyborg returns to Boxing Ring Saturday, Dec. 10 against Gabby Holloway on the main card Terence Crawford vs. Dave Avanesyan PPV, and on her final day of training camp, pays her respects to Bruce Lee grave memorial in Seattle, Washington. - December 07, 2022 - Cris Cyborg

Rilion Gracie Miami Lakes Jiu-Jitsu and Self Defense Academy Are Triumphant at Jiu-Jitsu World League Championship

Rilion Gracie Miami Lakes Jiu-Jitsu and Self Defense Academy Are Triumphant at Jiu-Jitsu World League Championship

After one day of intense action, the Miami Lakes academy took the lead in six categories. - November 30, 2022 - Rilion Gracie Miami Lakes

Rilion Gracie Miami Lakes BJJ Academy & Self Defense School Win Best Academy at JitzKings Tournament

Rilion Gracie Miami Lakes BJJ Academy & Self Defense School Win Best Academy at JitzKings Tournament

Local martial arts students win big at Jiu-Jitsu tournament. - November 09, 2022 - Rilion Gracie Miami Lakes

Cris Cyborg First Boxing Fight Does 110,000 Global Pay Per View (PPV) Buys

Cris Cyborg First Boxing Fight Does 110,000 Global Pay Per View (PPV) Buys

Cris Cyborg makes professional boxing debut at Fight Music Show 2 in Curitiba Brazil earning an 8 round unanimous decision over former Brazilian National Boxing champion Simone Silva and the event does over 110,000 Pay Per View Buys and over 10,000 fans in attendance. - October 10, 2022 - Cris Cyborg

Urijah Faber’s A1 Combat Expands Into Southern California

Urijah Faber’s A1 Combat Expands Into Southern California

UFC Hall of Famer turned promoter Urijah Faber has steered his new promotion Urijah Faber’s A1 Combat into the Southern California market. Their first LA show, Urijah Faber’s A1 Combat 6 Talbott VS Jimenez is scheduled for Saturday October 22 at the Commerce Casino. “It’s a... - September 25, 2022 - Firepower Promotions

Orange County Wing Chun Kung Fu School to Open Bringing Ip Man and Bruce Lee's Lessons to All Ages

Orange County Wing Chun Kung Fu School to Open Bringing Ip Man and Bruce Lee's Lessons to All Ages

The Dragon Institute, a new Wing Chun Kung Fu school, will open in Lake Forest, CA, offering lessons rooted in the teachings of Ip Man and Bruce Lee. It will hold its Grand Opening on Saturday, September 10 at 1pm. The Dragon Institute will have classes for children, teens and adults. - August 31, 2022 - Adam Williss Martial Arts

Teenager Severely Burned When Teacher Conducts Science Experiment - Launches Golf Foundation to Help Others Heal

Teenager Severely Burned When Teacher Conducts Science Experiment - Launches Golf Foundation to Help Others Heal

The Priest James Foundation is focused on providing putting greens for hospitals and medical facilities to utilize as a therapeutic resource. Most recently the Priest James Foundation installed its first putting green at the UCSD Health, Bannister Family House. - June 21, 2022 - Priest James Foundation

Workout to Save Lives - Liam's Life WOD

Workout to Save Lives - Liam's Life WOD

May 25, gyms around the world do Liam’s workout in honor of 15-month Liam Kowal who was killed by a drunk driver. Over 100 gyms worldwide participating in the workout in 2022; from gyms in southern California, like Krav Maga Worldwide, Crossfit Horsepower, Crossfit to the Core, Crossfit Coveted, Crossfit Downtown Santa Ana, to gyms all over the US and throughout parts of Europe. - May 25, 2022 - Liams Life Foundation

Cris Cyborg Moves Up ESPN Pound 4 Pound Women's Ranking with Historic Win in Hawaii

Cris Cyborg Moves Up ESPN Pound 4 Pound Women's Ranking with Historic Win in Hawaii

MMA only Grand Slam Champion Cris Cyborg defends Bellator MMA Belt after capturing UFC, Invicta FC, and Strikeforce Championships against #1 contender and former 2x Women's World Boxing Champion, Arlene Blencowe, in historic Hawaii MMA fight. - May 16, 2022 - Cris Cyborg

Ontario Non-Profit Org Announces Partnership with Mixed Martial Artist Johnny Case

Ontario Non-Profit Org Announces Partnership with Mixed Martial Artist Johnny Case

North Bay’s Ignite CHANGE is a local non-profit - and the work that they do supporting athletes dealing with mental health issues (anxiety, depression, etc) is recognized across North America. Research highlighting sports leadership and the positive impact that it can have on players is something that Ignite CHANGE has become well known for. - March 25, 2022 - The GM's Perspective

Daniel Gracie Academy of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Opens in Hyannis

Daniel Gracie Academy of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Opens in Hyannis

Daniel Gracie Academy offers a variety of fitness classes for adults and children of all experience levels. Classes include jiu jitsu, muay thai, kickboxing, bootcamp and special workshops that focus on improving one’s health and wellbeing. The kids’ program starts at age 4 with the Little Warriors program–offering students a jump start on learning the basics of staying active and making positive choices. - March 09, 2022 - Daniel Gracie Academy Hyannis

Holden Productions Signs Jeremiah Milton

Unbeaten heavyweight Jeremiah “Dreamland” Milton has signed an exclusive promotional contract with Holden Productions. Born and raised in Tulsa, the 27-year-old Milton is 3-0 with 3 KO’s as a pro. As an amateur, he was ranked among the top heavyweights in America and won a Silver... - January 07, 2022 - Holden Productions

Actor Ernie Reyes Jr. Calls Kidney Transplant "Greatest Christmas Gift Ever"

Actor Ernie Reyes Jr. Calls Kidney Transplant "Greatest Christmas Gift Ever"

After undergoing dialysis three times a week for the past six and a half years, actor Ernie Reyes Jr. is thankful for a second chance at life and looks forward with optimism to the future: "Christmas came early for me this year. Receiving a kidney transplant is the greatest Christmas gift ever." - December 30, 2021 - Ernie Reyes Jr.

A Runt-of-the-Litter Pup Becomes a Tae Kwon Do Master, Helping Other Down-and-Out Dogs Find Their Power Within in This Inspiring Debut Middle-Grade Series Title

A Runt-of-the-Litter Pup Becomes a Tae Kwon Do Master, Helping Other Down-and-Out Dogs Find Their Power Within in This Inspiring Debut Middle-Grade Series Title

"Tae Kwon Dog - The Power Within"; A wonderful story of perseverance and determination is the backdrop to this new series spotlighting the peaceful yet powerful Korean martial art. - September 28, 2021 - Tae Kwon Dog Books

UFC Star Jorge Masvidal Will Rip Into 2021 Panini Select  at NSCC for Debut of "BRKRZ"

UFC Star Jorge Masvidal Will Rip Into 2021 Panini Select at NSCC for Debut of "BRKRZ"

UFC star Jorge Masvidal will appear at the National Sports Collection Convention in Chicago to participate in a box break of 2021 Panini Select UFC trading cards. The event is part of a new venture, BRKRZ, which will showcase the exciting world of collectible breaks. - July 29, 2021 - BRKRZ

Novaes Jiu Jitsu Academy Offers Selective Training for Students of All Levels

Novaes Jiu Jitsu Academy Offers Selective Training for Students of All Levels

Alexandre (Alex) Novaes, 5th Degree Black Belt with over 35 years of Jiu Jitsu experience, 9 years of leadership over the Jiu Jitsu program at UFC Torrance, and owner of the Novaes Jiu Jitsu Academy in the South Bay, California, offers classes for any student pursuing Jiu Jitsu and fitness... - May 07, 2021 - Novaes Jiu Jitsu Academy

The Flux Adapt: The Shoe That Won the Vote in 2020

The Flux Adapt: The Shoe That Won the Vote in 2020

Fully funded in just 2 hours on Indiegogo, these shoes got our vote on November 3. - November 06, 2020 - Flux Footwear

US News and Business Report is Set to Release Their Ongoing Series of Sports and Human Interest Stories

US News and Business Report is set to release their ongoing series of sports and human interest stories such as "A Comeback Kid." (For full article: http://www.usnewsandbusinessreport.com/comebackkid) With excerpts such as: “One of the true marks of a great athlete is the innate... - September 16, 2020 - US News and Business Report

Body & Brain Get Bright Brain Education Festival Sept. 2020

Body & Brain Get Bright Brain Education Festival Sept. 2020

National Online Learning Event Features 15 Mindfulness Experts, Sept. 11-13, 2020. Open to the public. Learn many different ways of understanding and experiencing mindfulness as a way to grow your awareness, confidence and inner calm. 30 days access to video recordings of the 15 live sessions is included with registration. See agenda, bios and other details at https://BEFestival2020.bodynbrain.com. - September 11, 2020 - Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi

Tae Kwon Do Instructors Build Virtual School in 3 Days

World Class Tae Kwon Do is helping kids & families stay active and engaged during the coronavirus shutdown. - April 09, 2020 - World Class Tae Kwon Do

Patchogue Martial Arts School Provides Free Online Classes for Long Island Kids Affected by Coronavirus Restrictions

4GK Martial Arts is offering free online martial arts classes to any students affected by the closures of Suffolk County school districts due to coronavirus. - March 19, 2020 - 4GK Martial Arts

USKF Black Belt Hall of Fame to Induct Grand Master Eddie Minyard

USKF Black Belt Hall of Fame to Induct Grand Master Eddie Minyard

Grand Master Eddie Minyard is being inducted in the 2020 USKF Black Belt Hall of Fame, as Grand Master of the Year. GM Minyard is 8th Degree and has been a practitioner of Korean Martial Arts for over 45 years. The Induction Ceremony will take place at the Oak Hills Country Club, Omaha, NE on April... - January 10, 2020 - United States Kido Federation

USKF Black Belt Hall of Fame Inducts Supreme Master Bok Man Kim

USKF Black Belt Hall of Fame Inducts Supreme Master Bok Man Kim

Supreme Master Bok Man Kim is being inducted in the 2020 USKF Black Belt Hall of Fame in the Pioneer and Legends Category. He is an early pioneer of TaeKwon-Do. - January 06, 2020 - United States Kido Federation

Rockford's Ryan Rutherford Wins Kickboxing Bout in Thailand

No Joke Instructor, Ryan Rutherford competed at the "Max Muay Thai" event on Sunday, December 17 and claimed victory. The "Max Muay Thai" franchise is described as "The number 1 rated Muay Thai show in Thailand" according to the company's website. Each event is... - December 20, 2019 - No Joke Mixed Martial Arts

Art Camacho Becomes First Hispanic Filmmaker to Direct a Russian Language Film in Russia: "Wild League"

Art Camacho Becomes First Hispanic Filmmaker to Direct a Russian Language Film in Russia: "Wild League"

Hispanic Filmmaker Art Camacho becomes the first Latino to Direct a Russian Language film in Russia. - October 17, 2019 - Blue Hemisphere Pictures

ABADÁ-Capoeira Academy to Host Inaugural 2019 NYC Batizado

From October 9-13, 2019, ABADÁ-Capoeira Academy NYC is hosting a series of events that showcase the Afro-Brazilian martial arts Capoeira, accompanied by music, dance, and special performances by special guests from all over the world. - October 09, 2019 - Capoeira NYC, LLC

Lightning Defense Martial Art Opens with a Championship Win

Lightning Defense Martial Art (LDMA) announced today its grand opening of its new martial art studio that combines martial art, fitness, and technology in a novel way that achieves high caloric burn. In addition, its members won first place in a national sports tournament earlier this year. With these striking results, the studio has plans of opening many more locations in the area. - October 02, 2019 - Lightning Defense Martial Art

Kersey Kickbox Workout Goes High Tech

Kersey Kickbox Workout Goes High Tech

Kersey Kickbox Fitness Club becomes the first and largest SMART Kickboxing gym in Canada, with an exclusive partnership with Impact Wrap. This technology platform will level up the members workout with data proven results. - September 30, 2019 - Kersey Kickbox Fitness Club

Inventor of “Games of Genius” Coming to R.I., Oct. 10 Free Seminar, Open to the Public

Inventor of “Games of Genius” Coming to R.I., Oct. 10 Free Seminar, Open to the Public

Parents, teachers and government officials worldwide are learning how to help children be more confident, successful, and innovative by discovering their own unique talents – in seven minutes a day. The general public is invited to learn about and play the award-winning “Games of Genius,” with the inventor, Opher Brayer, at a free presentation from 6 to 8 p.m., on Thursday, October 10 at the Kirkbrae Country Club, Lincoln, R.I. - September 23, 2019 - Mastery Martial Arts

Free Active Shooter Seminar Being Offered by Samurai Karate Studio

In light of the tragic mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, Samurai Karate Studio, located at 4561 Hard Scrabble Road, Columbia, SC, 29229, will be offering a free active shooter seminar for the general public on Saturday, August 24th at 10:00 a.m. - August 14, 2019 - Samurai Karate Studio

Kidini Karate is New on Amazon; Back to School Bully Prevention for Kids 3-8 Years Old

Kidini Karate is New on Amazon; Back to School Bully Prevention for Kids 3-8 Years Old

Kidini Karate® helps parents teach children to be aware, avoid, and self-defense escapes and empowers very young children with knowledge and courage to escape bullies and child predators. Kidini Karate® introduces to the professional educators of very young children, a detailed educator’s manual researched by the University Of Delaware Department of Research titled: Helping Children Develop Self Protective Skills. - July 19, 2019 - Kidini Karate

USA Wrestling Announces Partnership with EarSplintz Cauliflower Ear Prevention and Management

USA Wrestling is proud to announce that EarSplintz will be an official sponsor through the 2021 season. The sponsorship designates EarSplintz as an Official Cauliflower Ear Prevention sponsor for USA Wrestling. With EarSplintz, consumers now can purchase the same products doctors use to treat ear... - May 27, 2019 - EarSplintz

Women Fight Back. Free Self Defense Seminar.

Women Fight Back. Free Self Defense Seminar.

Shidoshi Nathan Ingram has been of service to his community since the age of 18 years old, where he taught free Karate classes to children in lower Manhattan. Nathan taught over 18,000 students including the US military. He offered free martial arts classes to children for over 30 years and women in his self-defense program. - March 31, 2019 - D.A.S Karate Federation

No Joke Mixed Martial Arts Announces 15th Annual Summer Camp

No Joke was founded in 2002 and shortly thereafter launched their first summer camp in 2004 - which incorporated many fun martial arts games and was anything but your traditional summer camp. In the years since, the summer camp has become a highly-anticipated event amongst the Loves Park community. - March 19, 2019 - No Joke Mixed Martial Arts

Fire Fist Boxing Fighters Set for UFC Fight Pass Bouts in St. Petersburg

Fire Fist Boxing’s Connor “The Kid” Coyle, Willian “Baby Face” Silva and Mark Reyes Jr. will all fight as part of a UFC Fight Pass card Saturday, February 16 at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg, FL. This excellent evening of boxing is promoted by Roy Jones Jr. Boxing... - February 15, 2019 - Fire Fist Boxing Promotions

PopularCBDBrands.com Announces the Best CBD Oils of 2018-2019

PopularCBDBrands.com Announces the Best CBD Oils of 2018-2019

PopTheCBD.com, the pioneering site that publishes unrivaled rankings based on advanced data science/machine learning modeling methods, has released it’s yearly update ranking of the "The Best CBD Oils." The ranking is available at: https://popularcbdbrands.com/best-cbd-oils/ As the... - December 12, 2018 - Strategic Data Science, LLC

Local Lake Mary Resident, American Kenpo Instructor 6th Degree Professor Michael Friedman Hosts the Annual "The Gathering of the Masters"

Professor Mike Friedman hosted the "Gathering Of The Masters" Event. A combination of seminars, workshops, and information sessions with some of Kenpo Karate's highest ranking Masters and Elite Instructors. There were Black Belt Promotions from ranks 1st -10th Degree, and celebrities were on hand for an autograph and a meet and greet session as well. - November 13, 2018 - Knockout Fitness

Local Martial Arts School Makes Good at Championship

Local Martial Arts School Makes Good at Championship

Cornerstone Martial Arts & Leadership Academy students travel and win big at major martial arts event. - November 06, 2018 - Cornerstone Martial Arts & Leadership Academy

Reyes-Soler Draw; Sando Shines in Nashville

Edwin Reyes and Jesus Soler battled to an entertaining eight round draw in the main event of Tri-Star Boxing Promotions’ “Fight Night at Limelight” Saturday, July 28 in Nashville. With a standing room only crowd cheering him on, Reyes moved up in weight to challenge for the UBF... - August 03, 2018 - Tri Star Boxing

Camp Carter International Karate Association Donates Needed Supplies to Public Elementary School in Philippines

Camp Carter International Karate Association Donates Needed Supplies to Public Elementary School in Philippines

Camp Carter International Karate Association (CCIKA) proudly announces a partnership with Kabuyao Elementary School in the Philippines, whereby it will donate needed school supplies throughout the year. While on a 3-country tour through Asia, Grand Master/Hanshi James D. Carter took time out to... - August 02, 2018 - Camp Carter International Karate Association

Camp Carter International Karate Association Pledge to Donate $1700 to Vallejo Sister City Association "Youth Sports Diplomacy Asia Trip 2018"

Camp Carter International Karate Association Pledge to Donate $1700 to Vallejo Sister City Association "Youth Sports Diplomacy Asia Trip 2018"

Grandmaster/Hanshi James Carter has pledged to donate $1700 for this lifetime experience for Vallejo Sister City Association Inner City Youth to participate in Goodwill Sports Games in Asia, "They will travel the world and be seen as sports diplomats." - June 21, 2018 - Camp Carter International Karate Association

Camp Carter International Karate Association Lunch Ceremony at Randolph Hotel, Oxford, England; Award Certificate of Rank to Hanshi John F. Kennedy

Camp Carter International Karate Association President James Carter will present the 8th Dan promotion to John F. Kennedy. Grandmaster Joong Nam and Hanshi Ralph Percelle, both 9th Dan, petitioned Camp Carter International Karate Association to promote John F. Kennedy to Hanshi. - June 09, 2018 - Camp Carter International Karate Association

Newly Certified Martial Art Master in Cartersville, Georgia

Newly Certified Martial Art Master in Cartersville, Georgia

Micheal Wilson of CKD Martial Art & Self Defense of Cartersville (Choi Kwang Do) recently took a special trip to England where he participated in an international seminar held by Choi Kwang Do's founder, Grandmaster Kwang Jo Choi. During the event Michael was tested by CKD's founder... - June 08, 2018 - Choi Kwang Do Cartersville

Winters Rock Entertainment to Produce Feature Length Documentary Film Showcasing Professional MMA Fighter Marcus Kowal

Winters Rock Entertainment to Produce Feature Length Documentary Film Showcasing Professional MMA Fighter Marcus Kowal

Los Angeles based Winters Rock Entertainment has secured the story rights to produce a feature length documentary film about professional MMA fighter and TV personality Marcus Kowal. The film will showcase Marcus and his wife Mishel’s fight to change the legal and social attitudes surrounding... - May 21, 2018 - Winters Rock Entertainment

Cabot Martial Arts Joins Jin Jung Kwan Hapkido as Latest Franchise Owners

Jin Jung Kwan Hapkido - World Headquarters located in Wentzville, Missouri is proud to announce that Mr and Mrs Robert Mantione have joined the organization as the latest franchise owners. - May 10, 2018 - Hapkido USA

Fire Fist Boxing Promotions Adds Unbeaten Reyes Jr. to June 16 Card

Dynamic welterweight prospect Mark Reyes Jr. will face veteran Javier Garcia in a six round special attraction bout Saturday, June 16 at The Coliseum in St. Petersburg, FL. Fighting out of Tampa, Reyes Jr. is 6-0 with 4 wins by knockout. The popular 22-year-old possesses explosive athleticism and... - May 05, 2018 - Fire Fist Boxing Promotions

Camp Carter International Karate Association Gives Lifetime Humanitarian Award to Dr. Jonathan Kim, DDS

Camp Carter International Karate Association announces that this year’s Awards Banquet will present the Lifetime Humanitarian Award to Dr. Jonathan Kim for his tireless work and dedication to humanitarian causes in the Korean-American community and around the world. What: CCIKA 2018 Annual... - April 23, 2018 - Camp Carter International Karate Association

Durham North Carolina, Martial Artist, and Author Jessie Bowen Inducted Into Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame

Durham North Carolina, Martial Artist, and Author Jessie Bowen Inducted Into Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame

Durham, North Carolina, on April 7, 2018, Jessie Bowen was honored at the Kung Fu & Karate Expo 12 & Masters of Martial Arts Awards Ceremony at the Golden Nugget Resort in Atlantic City New Jersey for his contributions to the martial arts. The Kung Fu & Karate Expo 12 is the annual... - April 20, 2018 - Jessie Bowen

Jin Jung Kwan Hapkido Founder Grandmaster Kim Myung Yong Retires

April 2018 will mark the retirement of Grandmaster Kim Myung Yong, Founder and President of Jin Jung Kwan Hapkido. Grandmaster Kim has dedicated his life to training and teaching students all over the world in the art of Jin Jung Kwan Hapkido. April 20-22, 2018 at the World Headquarters in... - April 04, 2018 - Hapkido USA

Agbeko-Blakey Tops St. Patrick’s Day Fight Night in Nashville

Light heavyweight knockout king Sena “African Assassin” Agbeko will headline Tri-Star Boxing’s special edition of “Fight at the Fairgrounds” when he battles Lawrence Blakey Saturday, March 17 at the Fairground Sports Arena in Nashville, TN. Tickets can be purchased by... - March 15, 2018 - Tri Star Boxing

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